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'''William Hope Hodgson''' (15 November 1877 – April 1918) was an English author. He produced a large body of work, consisting of essays, short fiction, and novels, spanning several overlapping genres including horror fiction|horror, fantasy|fantastic fiction and science fiction.E. F. Bleiler|Bleiler, E.F, "William Hope Hodgson" in Bleiler, ed. ''Supernatural Fiction Writers''. New York: Scribner's, 1985, pp.421–428. ISBN 0-684-17808-7 Hodgson used his experiences at sea to lend authentic detail to his short horror stories, many of which are set on the ocean, including his series of linked tales forming the "Sargasso Sea Stories (William Hope Hodgson)|Sargasso Sea Stories". His novels such as ''The Night Land'' and ''The House on the Borderland'' feature more cosmic themes, but several of his novels also focus on horrors associated with the sea. Early in his writing career he dedicated effort to poetry, although few of his...
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Birth placeBlackmore End, Essex|Blackmore End, Essex, England
Death dateApril 1918
Death placeYpres, Belgium
OccupationAuthor, sailor, soldier
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Period| genre = Fantasy, horror, weird fiction